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Indian stars shine bright at 2023 International Emmy nominations

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Indian stars shine bright at 2023 International Emmy nominations

Several Indian actors have earned nominations for the prestigious 2023 International Emmy Awards. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recently revealed the nominees, including Shefali Shah, Jim Sarbh, and Vir Das, who have all made India proud with their outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

Delhi Crime” won the International Emmy for “Best Drama Series” in 2020

Shefali Shah, a talented actress at the age of 50, has secured a nomination in the “Best Actress” category. She impressed audiences with her performance in the second season of the critically acclaimed Netflix series, “Delhi Crime.” Notably, the first season of “Delhi Crime” won the International Emmy for “Best Drama Series” in 2020, marking a historic achievement for India.

In Shefali’s category, she competes with other talented actresses like Connie Nielsen from the Danish series “Drommeren,” Billie Piper from the British show “I Hate Suzie Too,” and Karla Souza from the Mexican series “La Caida.” Shefali expressed her overwhelming emotions about the nomination, emphasizing the special place that “Delhi Crime” holds in her heart.

Jim Sarbh, a 36-year-old actor, has also received recognition for his outstanding portrayal of nuclear physicist Dr. Homi Bhabha in the series “Rocket Boys” on SonyLIV. Dr. Bhabha is celebrated as the “Father of India’s nuclear program.” Jim is honored to be nominated in the “Best Actor” category at the International Emmy Awards and acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the cast and crew who brought this incredible story to life.

In the same category, Jim faces competition from other talented actors such as Gustavo Bassani from “Iosi, El Espia Arrepentido” (Argentina), Martin Freeman from “The Responder” (UK), and Jonas Karlsson from the Swedish series “Nattryttarna.” Jim expressed his pride in working on “Rocket Boys,” a project that pays tribute to India’s pioneering scientists, artists, and leaders.

Vir Das, a 44-year-old actor and comedian, has received an International Emmy nomination in the comedy category for his stand-up special, “Landing.” He expressed his excitement and gratitude for this incredible honor. Vir’s nomination places Indian comedy and stand-up on the global stage, as he competes with major TV shows from around the world in the comedy category.

The other nominees in the comedy category include “Derry Girls” season three from the UK, “El Encargado” from Argentina, and the French show “Le Flambeau” season two. Vir Das thanked his hardworking team and Netflix India for helping “Vir Das: Landing” gain international recognition.

The International Emmy Awards ceremony is set to take place in New York City on November 20. Additionally, the ceremony will feature the honoring of film producer Ektaa R Kapoor, who will receive the Directorate Award for her remarkable career and significant impact on the Indian television landscape.

In summary, three outstanding Indian talents, Shefali Shah, Jim Sarbh, and Vir Das, have earned well-deserved nominations for the 2023 International Emmy Awards. Their achievements showcase the growing influence of Indian entertainment on the global stage, and they are all honored to represent India in their respective categories. The awards ceremony in November promises to be a celebration of their remarkable contributions to the world of television and comedy. Furthermore, the recognition of Ektaa R Kapoor’s trailblazing career is a testament to the impact she has had on the Indian television industry.

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